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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

X Games BEING Highlights Stevenson's Story of Resilience

By Andrew Gauthier
January, 12 2021
Colby
Colby Stevenson competing in the 2020 Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix freeski slopestyle finals at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

The world was watching as U.S. Freeski Pro Team member Colby Stevenson stormed out of nowhere in 2020 to win two gold medals at X Games Aspen, plus the coveted Best In Snow award as a rookie in X Games competition. What many don't know is that Stevenson suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident in 2016. Doctors didn’t know if he would walk again, let alone ski. However, Stevenson’s recovery was mighty, with the contest results to prove it. Today, Stevenson is a household name in elite-level freeski competition, but there’s more to Colby Stevenson than just gold medals and a comeback story.